Thank you for taking the time to drop by. Firstly I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who has bought/downloaded my first short story, Dinner For Two, the response has been fantastic and the good news is that Amazon has price matched it so now its available FREE on all platforms.
The other big news is my second short story, Mr Westacotts Christmas, will be published this week on all platforms. This story is quite different to Dinner and I’d probably describe it as a dark drama. Its all about loneliness and how one man copes during the Festive season.
You might be interested in how the story came about. Originally I planned this as a script for a short film. One of the organisations here in Australia that is a support for people with depression and other mental illnesses, asked sufferers to contribute any form of artwork that illustrated or encompassed their feelings about their illness or its effects. I’m not ashamed to raise my hand and admit that I’ve suffered clinical depression and acute anxiety disorder for many years. I also have a slight brain injury that affects my short term memory (but enough of the violins and flowers). I decided to write a script gather some friends and film it. Alas, the film never eventuated (but you’ll be pleased to know the contributions to the art project were many and also brilliant.) I felt the subject of loneliness and depression was too important to forget and so the script evolved into Mr Westacotts Christmas.
I hope you’ll like the story and if it touches you in any way, please, leave a review.
Finally, I’d just like to inform you all that Mr Westacotts Christmas will be followed up with a third short story entitled, Sharpshooter, which is a return to full horror. After all three stories are released Ill be releasing my collection of short stories which range from the macabe to the sinister (more on this closer to finalisation and release date.)